US 1160741 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. W. MATALENE.
APPLICATION FILED 050.23. 1912.
Patented Nov. 16, 1915.
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BARRETTE JEWELRY. APPLICATION HLED DEC. 23. I912.
1,160,741. Patented Nov. 16, 1915.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
HENRY W. MATALENE, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application filed December 23, 1912.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY W. MATALENE, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Barrette Jewelry, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to jewelry of tha type in which a barrette pin adapted to be attached to the clothing of the wearer has a watch or similar article hinged to it in such manner that when the watch or other article is located in the plane of the pin its back is presented at the front of the pin and forms a central ornament therefor, from which position said article may be swung outward and downward into such position that its face is exposed right side up to the view of the wearer from above.
My invention is particularly intended to improve upon prior ornaments of this character by providing a stronger construction of the barrette and a more advantageous locking arrangement for securing the watch or other article in what may be called its closed position.
My improvements also include certain features which are designed to increase the or namental appearance of the parts, together with other features which are particularly applicable to barrette jewelry of this character in which the watch employed is a stem winding and setting watch such as is described and claimed in U. S. Letters Patent No. 1,023,384, granted to me April 16, 1912, in which case means are provided for preventing the shifting of the winding stem into setting position so long as the watch is closed against the barrette, although the watch may be wound in any position.
The various features above referred to, which are hereinafter explained in detail, are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a front view of a barrette pin combined with a watch of the character above referred to, the watchbeing shown closed against the pin which carries it; Fig. 2 shows the same parts as viewed from above by the wearer, with the watch swung outward from the pin; Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view illustrating the upper portion of the watch case and a containing ring hereinafter described, as shown in section on a central plane parallel with the front and back of the case looking from the front of the Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 16, 1915.
Serial No. 738,145.
watch; Fig. 4 is a transverse section through the watch case and the containing ring, the plane of section at the upper portion of the figure being indicated by the line x% in Fig. 3; Fig. 5 is a plan view of the upper portion of the watch case itself, with the immediately associated parts omitted; Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 1 but illustrating a somewhat modified arrangement; andFig. 7 is a section in the central plane of the watch as viewed from the back side, further illustrating the modified arrangement represented in Fig. 6.
In Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings, 2 indicates an ornamental barrette provided with an attaching pin 3 of familiar construction, and 4 represents a circular ring located at the center of the barrette 2 with the end portions of the latter secured to said ring and extending in opposite directions therefrom.
This ring, being continuous, gives strength and rigidity to the barrette at its central portion. To the bottom of the ring 4, as viewed from the front side of the pin, is hinged a case 5, in this instance the case of a watch, the construction and arrangement being such that when the watch is in closed position its case is received within the ring 4, leaving the ornamental back of the case exposed to view as shown in Fig. 1. From this position the watch may be swung outward and downward on the hinge above referred to, so that its dial will be exposed right side up to the view of the wearer from above, as shown in Fig. 2, and preferably the hinge is set into the case 5, that is, the hinge pintle 6 and the hinge members turning thereon are all located within the peripheral outline of the case 5, as illustrated in Fig. 4, so that the hinge is entirely concealed from view when the parts are in closed position. For locking the watch in closed position, I provide the case 5 with a slide 7 movable longitudinally in a recess 8 and having an operating pin 9 projecting outward therefrom, the slidebeing pressed in one direction by a spring 10, and I also provide the ring 4 with notches 11 and 12 extending through the front edge of said ring and located at points corresponding respectively to the positions occupied by the pendant 13 of the case 5 and by the pin 9 when drawn backward against the pressure of the spring 10, said notch 12 having a lateral extension 14 adapted to receive the pin .9 when forced forward by said spring.
When the watch is in its normal or closed position, in which the case is received within the ring 4, the pendant 13 occupies the bottom of the notch 11 and the pin 9 is received in the lateral extension 14: of the notch 12, the watch being locked in this position by the location of the pin 9 behind a portion of the ring a. To unlock the watch and permit it to be swung outward and downward it is merely necessary for the wearer to slide the pin 9 to the right, as viewed in Fig. 2 whereupon said pin is brought opposite the open end of the notch 12 and can then move out of the same as the watch is turned on the hinge pintle 6. This arrangement provides a positive lock to hold the watch in closed position without sufiiciently impair ing the continuity of the ring 1 to weaken the barrette when the watch is in open position, and thus overcomes an objection which has been found to exist in prior barrette jewelry of this general character.
In Fig. 3 of the drawings the winding bar 15 carried by the watch case 5 is shown as having an annular shoulder 16 adapted to be engaged, when the bar 15 is in its innermost position, by a catch 17 movable longitudinally in a recess 18 in the case 5 and having an operating spring 19 by which it is pressed toward said bar 15. The catch 17 is also provided with an outwardly-extending pin 20 whereby it may be moved in the opposite direction to release the bar 15, whereupon the latter can move outward to bring the parts of the watch movement into setting position. This is substantially in accordance with the construction shown in my prior patent above referred, to which reference may be made for a fuller explanation of the operation of these parts. In the present case, when the watch is in closed position the pin 20 is located in a special notch 21 formed in the ring 4 and extending through its front edge, and preferably this notch is so positioned as to receive the pin 20 when the catch 17 is in its locking position, shown in Fig. 3, and of such width as to prevent any unlocking movement of said catch until after the watch has been swung out of the ring 4. This arrangement of the notch 21 prevents shifting of the winding stem of the watch movement into setting position so long as the watch is within the ring 4, which shifting might accidentally occur if the wearer could operate the catch 17 instead of the slide 7 in an attempt to unlock the watch from the ring 4. The watch can be wound, however, in any position.
The construction just described, by which the movement of the parts of the watch from winding into setting position is provided for and controlled, is particularly useful in barrette jewelry of this character because it obviates all necessity of forcibly pulling out the winding stem of the watch in order to bring the parts into setting position and thus prevents the imposing of any strain upon the necessarily delicate construction of the barrette or upon the article of apparel to which it is attached, this being important in view of the fact that barrette jewelry of this character is commonly attached to laces and similar fabrics.
In the construction shown in Figs. 1 and 2 the crown 22 is located at the top of the watch in accordance with the usual practice, but if preferred it may occupy a position at one side of the watch as shown in Figs. 6 and 7, in which the construction and arrangement of the parts illustrated is as above described, except that the crown and cooperating parts are located at one side of the watch, said crown being received in an open space 23 in the barrette 2 when the watch is in closed position. In this case, for the sake of symmetry of appearance, the crown 22 is preferably balanced by a dummy crown 24: carried by the ring 4 diametrically opposite said crown 22 and located in an open space 25 corresponding to the space 23. In Figs. 6 and 7 as in Fi e. 1 and 2, the slide 7 is shown as located near the top of the watch, where it may be most conveniently operated, but said slide may obviously occupy any other position thought to be de sirable, the notches 11, 12 and 21 being so located as to receive the parts 18, 9 and 20 respectively, whatever the positions of these parts may be.
It will be evident that the particular form of watch above described may be replaced by other watches of specifically different construction as to their winding and setting mechanism, if desired, and that instead of a watch a locket may be hinged to the ring 4 and provided with a locking slide such as 7. The case 5 may therefore be regarded either as a watch case or as a locket case, but whether a watch or a locket is combined with the barrette 2 the advantages due to the employment of the continuous ring 4, the concealed hinge and the locking slide will be obtained, the details of these parts and of the other features above described being capable of modification in various ways without departing from my invention.
I claim as my invention:
1. In barrette jewelry, the combination with a barrette comprising a continuous ring interposed between the oppositely-extending end portions of the barrette and carrying the same, of a case hinged at its bottom to the bottom of the ring and adapted to be received therein or to be swung outward and downward, the back of said case being exposed at the front of the barrette when the parts are in closed position, and means carried by the case and arranged to cooperate with the ring for locking said case therein.
2. In barrette jewelry, the combination with a barrette comprising a continuous ring interposed between the oppositely-extending end portions of the barrette and carrying the same, of a case adapted to be re ceived therein with its back exposed at the front of the barrette, said case and ring being connected at one edge by a concealed hinge located wholly within the peripheral outline of the back of said case, and means carried by the free edge of said case and adapted to cooperate with the ring for looking the case in closed position therein.
3. In bariette jewelry, the combination with a barrette comprising a continuous ring interposed between the oppositely-extending end portions of the barrette and carrying the same, of a stem-winding watch having its case hinged at its bottom to the bottom of said ring and adapted to be received therein or to be swung outward and downward, the back of said case being exposed at the front of the barrette when the parts are in closed position, and means for 1 locking said watch within the ring.
4. In barrette jewelry, the combination with a barrette comprising a continuous ring interposed between the oppositely-extending end portions of the barrette and carrying the same, of a watch having its case hinged to one edge of said ring and adapted to be received therein, said watch being provided with a sleeveless winding stem adapted to automatically move outward into setting position when released and with a latorally-sliding catch normally holding said stem in winding position and having an outwardly-projecting operating pin, and means for locking the watch in closed position within the ring, said ring being notched to receive the operating pin on said catch and thereby prevent the latter from being moved to release the winding stem while the watch is in closed position.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name this 18th day of December, 1912.
HENRY W. MATALENE.
CHARLES MATALENE, CoUR'rLANn E. HASTINGS.
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